Blog archives for August, 2010

Archive for August, 2010


Monday, August 30th, 2010

What do people think of when they think of Liguria (if anything). Probably Cinque Terra, those cute as a button little towns hanging from the cliffs with very limited accessibility other than by train or footpath. Admittedly they are cute but the stones are practically worn smooth by the hordes of trampers (English) or their […]

Luciano Pavarotti

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

I can’t help but come back to opera again. This time to sing the praises of the best tenor that I have ever heard. I don’t think that I really had ever adequately appreciated the talent of this man. I have gone to some operas but not very many. I find them interesting and even […]

Pizza at Home

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

What can be more Italian than pizza? Well, maybe pasta or even risotto but if I ask what is more popular than pizza nobody seems to be able to come up with an answer. But how many people make their own at home. Not too many. And why not? Probably because like a lot of […]

Variations on Learning Italian

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

After resuming the study of Italian sometime last spring I have done a number of things. I found my old textbook (Da Capo), my Italian/English dictionary and the indispensable “201 Italian Verbs” and started self study. Of course I was inspired to do this after attending the biweekly Gruppo Italiano meetings at which coffee is […]